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  1. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, almost 6 years ago

    Mr.Teabag enjoying his own pursuit of happiness.

  2. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    That’s TEA PARTIER, grapfics. (PARTYER is also acceptable.)

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union [their immediate purpose after the failure of the Articles of Confederation], establish Justice [courts are necessary], insure domestic Tranquility [police are necessary], provide for the common defence [a military is necessary], promote the general Welfare [what happens when you limit the government to defending rights via courts, police, and military], and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity [the ultimate goal], do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Nothing in there about making America a European-style welfare state.

  3. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, almost 6 years ago

    I guess I don’t speak PC. but did the liberals make “individual” a synonym” for “General”?

  4. Chatoyant

    Chatoyant said, almost 6 years ago

    ANd what promotes the general welfare if the Courts, Police and Military are corrupted by greed?

    If we still had the medical care and cost of the 1770’s there would be no need for ObamaCare. But we don’t, we have profit driven insurance companies and miraculous but expensive treatments. YOU may think that a rich person is worth more than a poor person, but I think they are worth the same.

    Also, Welfare was the name given to government subsidies, a name with no connection to the meaning of the word. But the general Welfare would certainly include public education, equal opportunity, civil and voting rights, etc. if those same men were designing their government in today’s world.

    ObamaCare is good government regulation of an out of control private enterprise. The fact that it will promote the general Welfare is secondary to making insurance companies actually provide insurance. Otherwise it is stealing.

  5. sidl

    sidl said, almost 6 years ago

    Teapotters are not new. Go back to the time between WWI and WWII in a place called Germany…Teapotters everywhere, the only difference is that their crackpot had a little ‘stache and could not see Russia from the back porch.

  6. PossumPete

    PossumPete said, almost 6 years ago

    Forrest Gump’s mother was right, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

  7. Wallbanger

    Wallbanger said, almost 6 years ago

    Why the abusive post there nighthawks? Don’t agree with someone, so you call names. Tsk, tsk.

  8. Jon L-ski

    Jon L-ski said, almost 6 years ago

    I’ll take the Tea Party understanding of the constitution any day over the obvious lack of understanding conveyed by the many socialists who continue to push for more and more government and higher and higher taxes and debt.

  9. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    “Promote the general welfare” was interpreted by some to mean that feeding the poor prevents food riots. It’s just sad that it also attracts leaches. This is inherent in any safety net.

  10. Badto Thebone

    Badto Thebone said, almost 6 years ago

    The majority of Teabaggers have no clue what is in the Constitution. When they are told what is actually in the Constitution they generally disagree with it.

    Now that the new Rep John Boehner is running the House of Representative the first thing he did was ask lobbyist what rules and regulations they want changed. Now he is changing the accounting rules so that giving tax breaks and decreases in tax revenue will not be added to the deficit, pure voodoo economics.. The last hing he stated that the 100 billion in deficit reduction that was a campaign promise will not even be attempted to meet.

    Right off the bat he has sold out to lobbyist and corporations while stating that he Rep John Boehner and the Republicans lied about deficit reduction

  11. totalloser

    totalloser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Tea Baggers should wake up an realize that the Republican party cares nothing about them. Our government is not of the people but of the Corporation, Money Talks!! America is declining to a second rate country and will eventually fall even further. If Tea Baggers really cared they would raise the gas tax, force everything to use Alternative Fuels (but insist that the parts be made and assembled in America). Otherwise in 20 years China will export Manufacturing jobs here since the standard of living will be lower and wages cheaper

  12. oldmxer

    oldmxer said, almost 6 years ago

    this comic makes no sense, showing the weakness of the liberal socialist argument. they can’t defend their policies or they would never get elected. they muddle the issue by seizing on some talking point and trying to make the conservatives the bad guys by saying something that their voting block can hang their hat on which has no basis in reality. their mantra of tax cuts for the rich! anyone in business knows that the top 5% are already paying the majority of the taxes. have you ever got a job from a poor person? businesses are already reeling from too much govt costs to their bottom line. let business alone and let them have a stable environment to make a profit and see job creation jump.

  13. DjGuardian

    DjGuardian said, almost 6 years ago

    If this were honest it would be bad. But since the comic is a fictional invention, then it’s meaning less.

    If a Congressman (Rep or Dem) admits to not knowing and never reading the Constitution… which he is SWORN TO PROTECT… then there is a problem. If they admit to having no idea of where a bill is constitutional, there is a problem. If one states that ensuring Constitutionality is NOT the job of Congress, it’s the Supreme Courts job, then there is a problem.

    If that is too hard to understand, then the problem lies with the person incapable of understanding a very simple thing.

    As a matter of humor… if that portrait is “crooked” maybe it is unconstitutional (meaning “criminal” for those incapable of understanding puns).

  14. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, almost 6 years ago

    Definition of the term “welfare” from the definitive source of knowledge for that era:

    Exemption from any unusual evil or calamity; the enjoyment of peace and prosperity, or the ordinary blessings of society and civil government (Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828).

  15. DjGuardian

    DjGuardian said, almost 6 years ago

    ^^ totalloser… I happen to agree with your initial point for the most part. The internal Republican Party gov is not truly conservative and does not want the principles that the tea party would have them follow. There is greed and corruption within the Rep’s party just like in the Dem’s party. The difference is at least there is a segment within the Rep party trying to better it. The hope would be is that they are ultimately effective.

    As far as the rest of your comment… it’s all wrong. Nothing, apart from trying to make more parts in America, is true, good or wise.

    That is unless you like punishing the poor and middle class. They are the ones that will be paying for the major increases in gas prices, prices in products, food cost, etc.

    Agreed, there would be less wealthy people, but for the most part only the wealthy would be able to take advantage of the “stuff” and conveniences that right now most everyone takes advantage of.

    Think for two seconds. I make less than 20k a year. I live paycheck to paycheck typically in debt just to pay bills (though a small bit is squandered on frills like cable, internet, cell phone, video games, movies, etc.). You would have Gas prices increase. Now I can’t drive to work because I don’t have enough money for gas. I lose my job (btw, not everywhere has an adequate public transportation if they have one at all). Food costs become too much to buy much even if I kept the job. Economy suffers as people can’t afford to buy much. More people lose jobs as businesses close everywhere and in every industry (except for those owned by the gov causing a bigger drain on society which pays for it in taxes off languishing money).

    In order to use the equally expensive, if not mandated, alternative fuel (since technology has not yielded a cost effective alternative) i have to have a new car instead keeping my already paid for 5+ year old car. But I don’t have the spare money to afford one and pay rent/mortgage/food/electricity/etc.

    But who could afford all that? That’s right, the rich.

    Essentially, totalloser your entire ideology solely benefits the rich and punishes the poor/middle and makes everyone, especially the middle and lower even more poor. CONGRATS!!!! At least you earned your name.

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